Coroner seeks help locating family of man killed in collision

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster is seeking the public’s assistance in locating relatives or friends of a homeless man who died after being struck by a vehicle. The collision occurred in the early morning hours of March 24, when 70-year-old Thomas Earl Cummings reportedly entered the roadway in the area of […]

Police chief: prohibiting all panhandling would be unconstitutional

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Police Chief Steve Heaton said despite some citizen complaints regarding panhandling, the city does not have a significant problem with the issue. “What we’ve had is centralized complaints of homeless folks sitting, standing and approaching people in the downtown area and at Wal-Mart. I don’t think I’d characterize it as […]

Man sought in connection with Spalding County theft

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the homeless subject in this photo. This subject has been seen in the area of the 300 block of LaPrade Road. The subject is wanted for questioning in a theft in this area. This subject is a white male, […]